Blackwood - Update on genetics

Nicholas, Ian
August 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p12
The article focuses on blackwood genetic trials that have been established to evaluate appropriate seedlots for blackwood plantations in New Zealand. It also provide an important resource for future selections and serve as the initial New Zealand breeding population for the species. A brief history on the selection work in New Zealand is presented. It reveals the results from the 1984 New Zealand trials. It discusses clonal forestry. It concludes that no particular seedlot is superior to others.


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